Federal Court Order: Explosive DOT-111 “Bomb Train” Oil Tank Cars Can Continue to Roll

By: Saturday January 24, 2015 12:00 pm

A U.S. federal court has ordered a halt in proceedings until May in a case centering around oil-by-rail tankers pitting the Sierra Club and ForestEthics against the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As a result, potentially explosive DOT-111 oil tank cars, dubbed “bomb trains” by activists, can continue to roll through towns and cities across the U.S. indefinitely.


Center for Public Integrity Reveals How PR Firms Manufacture Consent for Oil, Big Business

By: Saturday January 17, 2015 5:00 pm

The Center for Public Integrity has broken new ground by publishing a months-long investigation into the public relations and influence-peddling spending conducted by Big Business trade associations between 2008-2012.

And Now For A Moment of Thanksgiving Sanity Regarding the Stolen “Climate Change” Emails

By: Thursday November 26, 2009 9:00 am

Kevin Grandia at DeSmog Blog regularly debunks the well-funded PR campaigns that promote this kind of crap, and he did some actual reporting. He contacted Dr. Michael Mann for clarification, whose name appears in some of the emails and whose graph was used in Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth.” Mann’s quote was widely disseminated by wingnutia as proof that “truth doesn’t matter.”

The PR Push That Helped PhRMA Buy the Government

By: Wednesday November 25, 2009 7:00 pm

Though they normally cover climate change, our good friends at DeSmog Blog recently weighed in on the 42 members of Congress who helpfully inserted lobbyist language into the Congressional Record in favor of endless patents on biologic drugs on behalf of the prescription drug industry. Said Brendan Demelle

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